Thursday, March 8, 2012 – 7:30pm Friday, March 9, 2012 – 7:30pm Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 7:30pm Sunday, March 11, 2012 – 2:00pmImages:
Special guests include choreographer Sean Feldman, poet Josey Foo, musician Toshi Makihara, choreographer Germaine Ingram, and many more!
Philadelphia Dance Projects honors a landmark year for a movement pioneer with Leah Stein Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary, an expansive program that reflects on the company’s past and contemplates the road ahead through duet and small group works.
The elegantly simple Kite, a reprise of a 2002 duet with U.K. choreographer Sean Feldman, highlights the two artists’ united movement aesthetic, while A Lily Lilies celebrates shared ideas about landscape and language between Stein and poet Josey Foo. The program also includes a duet with longtime collaborator and acclaimed sound artist Toshi Makihara; a window into the in-progress interdisciplinary work Hull; and an excerpt from the powerful Battle Hymns, inspired by letters and songs of the Civil War. (Read more about the program here)
Accompanied by Leah Stein Dance Company members Ellen Gerdes, David Konyck, Shavon Norris, Jumatatu Poe, Michelle Tantoco, and Jungwoong Kim, Leah invites audiences to join her in reflecting on a decade of dance. And don’t miss the grand finale jam session at the end of each performance— you never know who might show up on stage!
Article on Thinkingdance.net:
Leah Stein—Thoughts From The Field by Anna Drozdowski
“Movement so satisfying on a moment-to-moment basis…the kind of work that repays repeated viewing”. – Philadelphia City Paper
“Intuitive, inventive, and enticing,” her dances “unfold like a free verse,…with an underlying sense of unity”. -Dance Magazine